Landlords of residential accommodation have responsibilities for combating Legionnaires’ Disease. Following the Health & Safety Executive removing the 300 litre tank limit, health and safety legislation now requires landlords to carry out risk assessments for the Legionella bacteria which cause Legionnaires’ Disease and thereafter maintain control measures to minimise the risk.
Please see the following guidance document published by the Health & Safety Executive.
Most rented premises will be low risk but it is important that risk assessments are carried out and control measures introduced. As members of the Council of Letting Agents and the Scottish Association of Landlords we are following their advice and guidance on what this means to Landlords and to us as Letting Agents.
Attached is a brief guide giving you more information on what the landlord should do. Further advice is available from the Health & Safety Executive. Click here
At Chapmans, we risk assessed all our properties in January 2014 and each new property as it came under our management and we are now reviewing or processes and procedures. We will be in touch with our landlords directly on how we are working to help them meet their obligations.